Make a game clock with multiple timers using your Circuit Playground Express. It's easy to get started with just the Circuit Playground itself, and lots more fun to add a NeoPixel strip and some custom switches and buttons using objects you can find around your house.

This is a great project for learning to code with MakeCode, with lots of customizations to play with. Easily change the timer duration, the colors and sounds for each player, and lots more. Keep your kids engaged and having fun as they learn programming basics.

Parts

Circuit Playground Express

PRODUCT ID: 3333
Circuit Playground Express is the next step towards a perfect introduction to electronics and programming. We've taken the original Circuit Playground Classic and...
$24.95
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Pink and Purple Braided USB A to Micro B Cable - 2 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4148
This cable is super-fashionable with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern!First let's talk about the cover and over-molding. We got these in custom colors,...
$3.95
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The Circuit Playground Express and a known good data USB cable is all you really need for this project, but here are a few add-ons that will make it more fun:

Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip w/ Alligator Clips - 30 LEDs/meter

PRODUCT ID: 3812
Adding glowy color to your projects has never been easier: no more soldering or stripping wires, clip 'em on and glow! This Adafruit NeoPixel LED Strip with Alligator...
$14.95
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Large Alligator Clip Test Lead (set of 10)

PRODUCT ID: 321
Connect this to that without soldering using these handy alligator clip test leads. 20" cables with alligator clip on each end, color coded. You get 10 pieces in 5 colors. Strong...
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3 x AAA Battery Holder with On/Off Switch and 2-Pin JST

PRODUCT ID: 727
This battery holder connects 3 AAA batteries together in series for powering all kinds of projects. We spec'd these out because the box is slim, and 3 AAA's add up to about...
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This guide was first published on Mar 25, 2020. It was last updated on 2020-03-25 15:34:33 -0400. This page (Overview) was last updated on Mar 30, 2020.